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Rick Perry: ‘South Carolina Is Where They Pick Presidents!’



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Rick Perry at the Lizard Thicket restaurant in Oak Grove, South Carolina: “New Hampshire winnows the field, but South Carolina is where they pick presidents.”

Each poll that has been released in 2012 has Perry at 5 percent. While I would argue that no candidate should depart the race until they’re ready — why drop out when voters in only one, or two, or three states have weighed in? — if Perry finishes fifth again, one will wonder where he can perform better.

You just knew Rick Perry would campaign at an establishment called “Lizard’s Thicket.”  Slogan: Eat like you mean it!


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